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Technical Cyber Security Alert 2008-253A

Technical Cyber Security Alert 2008-253A
Posted Sep 9, 2008
Authored by US-CERT | Site us-cert.gov

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-253A - Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities that affect Microsoft Windows, Windows Media Encoder, and Microsoft Office as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2008. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.

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Technical Cyber Security Alert 2008-253A

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National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-253A


Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: September 9, 2008
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

* Microsoft Windows
* Microsoft Windows Media Encoder
* Microsoft Office XP, 2003, and 2007


Overview

Microsoft has released updates that address vulnerabilities in Microsoft
Windows, Windows Media Encoder, and Microsoft Office.


I. Description

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities that affect
Microsoft Windows, Windows Media Encoder, and Microsoft Office as part of
the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2008. The most severe
vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute
arbitrary code. For more information, see the US-CERT Vulnerability Notes
Database.


II. Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a
vulnerable application to crash.


III. Solution

Apply updates from Microsoft

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the September
2008 Security Bulletin Summary. The security bulletin describes any known
issues related to the updates. Administrators are encouraged to note these
issues and test for any potentially adverse effects. Administrators should
consider using an automated update distribution system such as Windows
Server Update Services (WSUS).


IV. References

* US-CERT Vulnerability Notes for Microsoft September 2008 updates -
<http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=ms08-sep>

* Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2008 -
<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-sep.mspx>

* Microsoft Update - <https://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/>

* Windows Server Update Services -
<http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/default.mspx>

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The most recent version of this document can be found at:

<http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-253A.html>
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Feedback can be directed to US-CERT Technical Staff. Please send
email to <cert@cert.org> with "TA08-253A Feedback VU#506947" in the
subject.
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Revision History

September 9, 2008: Initial release
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